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Mayors Against Illegal Guns Superbowl Ad

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by SpecialKalltheway, Feb 2, 2012.

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  1. SpecialKalltheway

    SpecialKalltheway Member

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    I found this posted on anther forum

    "On the little TV screen in the elevator, just saw a photo of Bloomberg taping a superbowl ad for "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" with Boston Mayor Menino. They were sitting on a sofa, in Giants/Pats jerseys, with hats from all the other Boston and NY teams on the table (like a scene from a living room).

    I suspect it will be something like "Although our teams are competing against each other in the Superbowl, there's one thing that we both agree on...."

    Geesh."

    In reacton to this I sent this (below) to http://www.nfl.com/contact-us

    "Dear NFL associates,
    It has come to my attention that Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor Menino may be having a Mayors Against Illegal Guns ad ran during the superbowl. This group is against all guns and is simply unamerican. I will be spreading this news to national and local gun forums on the internet. If this ad runs we will be writing to the other sponsors stating that we will be boycotting their goods for advertising in a superbowl that is willing to allow MAIG a voice to spread their anti 2nd Amendment propaganda. Americans love their football and they love their guns, running this ad is a mistake and as a fan of the NFL I hope this request does not fall on deaf ears."

    I urge everyone else to write the NFL and let them know we will not stand for Bloomberg's anti 2nd Amendment agenda!
     
  2. todayshighlights

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    I read that the ad will only be aired on the Northeast. I can only assume that is to reduce the ridicule from free states.
     
  3. hso

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    Guys, can we focus on the course of action to take to push the NFL or network to dump those adds instead of churning over the anti gun sentiment?
     
  4. SpecialKalltheway

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    I had thought about writing the network as well, but decided to focus mainly on the NFL as NBC is not a gun friendly corporation from my understanding. I guess it wouldn't hurt to write both though.
     
  5. Owen Sparks

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    I don't know if the NFL really has any control over who buys local air time from the networks.

    It sounds like this spot will be sold by local affiliates sort of like the car dealerships commercials. There was something in the paper last year about how much a regional commercial during the Super Bowl cost, it was a lot!
     
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    Email and phone call to local affiliate
     
  7. Mr.Davis

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    From the link in the original post:

    NOTE: This form is solely for e-mail pertaining to the NFL.com web site. We are unable to respond to email relating to the NFL itself.

    Anybody have a better contact form?
     
  8. RhinoDefense

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    The NFL doesn't run the commercials, the television station does. It will fall on deaf ears.
     
  9. Quick Shot xMLx

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    Protest the ad by not watching the game.
     
  10. ol' scratch

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    They are only releasing the ad in the Washington DC market where they feel it will "Do the most good." I think the best thing we can do is question the organization concerning those things we don't agree with and prepare counter arguments against their position, most notably concealed carry. Don't blame the networks. They are businesses and are selling ad space.
     
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    Here is the commercial on youtube. Be sure to dislike it and report it. I reported it as scams/fraud, though it could also be reported as "promotes terrorism," "abusing vulnerable individuals," or "invades my privacy." :cuss:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO94AdhCg0k
     
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    I don't watch football. But I did watch this. Disliked, reported, left a comment. Keep the dislikes coming, folks.
     
  13. flatlander937

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    Reading the comments, I about lost it when I saw somebody posted "Almost thought it was going to be a Lemon Party commercial" :p


    Some of the comments are ridiculous(perfectbark).:rolleyes:
     
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    I flagged the video as "Spam" "misleading text" since they've both lied on the video.
     
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    +1
    Works for me.
     
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    If the propaganda is bought and shown in limited areas then you need to tell the affiliate that you won't watch it if they show the piece. It won't do any good to tell people that have no power to affect a change that you need them to dump the piece.
     
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    They disabled ratings and comments on the youtube video.
     
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    Something else I noticed about their ads. They use misinformation to try and sway the public. Those two little fools in Columbine used firearms that were purchased by a straw purchaser at the gun show. He was later convicted and sentenced to prison. What loophole?
     
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    I also flagged the video as misleading.
     
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    Flagged as terrorism. We have to defend this country and the Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic.
     
  21. hso

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    You can't take unsupportable positions and hope to get anything accomplished. Flagging a video as terrorism is as unreasonable as antis calling us terrorists. Taking The High Road means not stooping to the stupidities used against us.

    Since they've turned off comments and Like/Dislike, but left the flagging on we can keep hitting it as spam with the misleading detail.

    I'd suggest finding out what affiliates intend to show the video and to call and email those affiliates telling them you intend to contact the other advertisers and tell them you won't do business with them because they've done business with the affiliate that showed the deceitful piece of Anti propaganda.
     
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    I just saw the commercial on youtube. Obviously, my F2F private cash gun sales haven't been enough. I need to sell 4 tricked out 16" AR-15's with evil holographic sights, pistol grips, things that go up, banana clips, and wish the man I sell each rifle to, a good time shooting.

    I'd like to see everyone here hog the computers and go to the NRA website instead.
     
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    One notes that "mayors" is an anagram of "morays".
     
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